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Amit, Centeno blank Indonesian duo for 9-ball doubles gold

Dec 10, 2019 - 9:44 PM

After copping a gold each in singles play, Rubilen Amit and Chezka Centeno team up to rule the women’s 9-ball doubles

DOUBLE GOLD. Rubilen Amit and Chezka Centeno pick up their second gold. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

World 9 Ball Championship: Carlo Biado's bid for 2nd straight crown falls short

Dec 21, 2018 - 8:15 AM

Pinoy shooter Carlo Biado loses the final to German sensation Joshua Filler

STUNNED. World No.2 Carlo Biado falls short of a title defense after getting nipped by German Joshua Filler. Photo from World Pool-Billiard Association Facebook

Bashers fuel Carlo Biado to capture World 9-Ball Championship title

Mar 02, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Biado is one of the 3 PSA-Tapa King Athlete of the Year awardees

SPARK. Carlo Biado recalls that other countries were bashing him that sparked the fire in him to do better. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Carlo Biado defeats Roland Garcia in all-Filipino final, wins 2017 World 9-Ball Championship

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:45 PM

Carlo Biado is the first Filipino to win the World 9-Ball Championship since Francisco Bustamante in 2010

GOLDEN TOUCH. Carlo Biado comes out on top in the all-Filipino final, winning the country its first World 9-Ball Championship since 2010. File photo from PSC-POC Media

Biado, Garcia advance to All-Filipino World 9-Ball Championship final

Dec 14, 2017 - 6:15 PM

Filipino players Carlo Biado and Roland Garcia will face off for the World 9-Ball Championship title in Doha, Qatar

DOMINANCE. The Philippines will finish 1-2 in the 2017 World 9-Ball Championship as Carlo Biado and Roland Garcia advance to the championship match. Photos from WPA

Filipino players Biado, Garcia make it to World 9-Ball Championship final 4

Dec 14, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Half of the players in the last 4 of the World 9-ball Championship are from the Philippines as Biado and Garcia face opponents from Taiwan and Albania, respectively

CRUNCH TIME. Filipino veteran Carlo Biado was awarded an 11-0 win over his quarterfinal opponent after he failed to show up on time. Photo from WPA

Amit proud of Centeno, even though loss pained her

Aug 30, 2017 - 12:45 PM

This one is a loss that is as heartbreaking as they come

GOLD-SILVER. Chezka Centeno (R) and Rubilen Amit of the Philippines celebrate after winning gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women's 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games. Photo from PSC-POC Media

Centeno stuns veteran Amit for back-to-back women's 9-ball pool gold

Aug 27, 2017 - 4:21 PM

The 18 year old Centeno comes back from a 2 5 deficit to beat her idol in women s 9 ball pool singles for the second consecutive SEA Games

BACK-TO-BACK 1-2 FINISH. Chezka Centeno (R) wins gold and defeats her idol Rubilen Amit in women's 9-ball pool singles for the second straight SEA Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Orcollo, Kiamco bow out in semis, take bronze in men’s 9-ball doubles

Aug 24, 2017 - 2:12 PM

The Philippine duo were the favorites of the men s 9 ball doubles event but were an upset by their Singapore counterparts

BRONZE. Dennis Orcollo and Warren Kiamco bowed out of the gold medal race in the 29th Southeast Asian Games men’s 9-ball doubles event. File photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Jeffrey Ignacio banners the next generation of Pinoy pool stars

Jul 24, 2016 - 5:25 PM

A Filipino hasn t won the World 9 Ball Championship since 2010 Jeffrey Ignacio hopes to end that streak as the tournament kicks off in Doha

CORNER POCKET. Jeffrey Ignacio leads the next generation of Filipino pool players looking to reclaim the World 9 Ball title for the Philippines. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

Filipinos Chua, Centeno win big in Asian pool tournaments

Nov 19, 2015 - 1:36 PM

Johann Chua becomes the second straight Filipino to win the All Japan Championship while 16 year old Chezka Centeno becomes the youngest Filipino world champion

Can a Pinoy finally win the U.S. Open 9-Ball again?

Oct 21, 2015 - 1:18 AM

One of the most prestigious pool events has been heartbreaking for Filipinos A thin sliver of polyester might change that this year

Dennis Orcollo. Photo by Bob Guerrero

Pinoy Pool hopes for a boost at the World 9 Ball Championship

Sep 15, 2015 - 8:59 PM

One of the Philippines strongest sports is in the doldrums Might a new Filipino world champ spark a revival?

ROBOCOP. Dennis Orcollo wants to add to his world 8 ball title in Qatar. File photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Orcollo comes from behind to win men's 9-ball SEA Games gold

Jun 10, 2015 - 4:59 PM

Surigao del Sur native Dennis Orcollo overcomes a 1 3 hole to defeat his Myanmar opponent to earn the Philippines another billiards gold medal

Dennis Orcollo wins his fourth SEA Games gold medal. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Amit to face Centeno in all-PH women's 9-ball singles final

Jun 08, 2015 - 6:18 PM

Rubilen Amit dominates Myanmar in the semifinal to guarantee a 1 2 finish for the Philippines at the Southeast Asian Games

FINALS BOUND. Rubilen Amit assures the Philippines of a 1-2 finish in women's 9-ball singles at the 2015 SEA Games. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kiamco, Biado win gold for PH in men’s 9-ball pool doubles

Jun 07, 2015 - 6:45 PM

The Philippines wins its 5th SEA Games gold as Carlo Biado and Warren Kiamco top Vietnam

Kiamco Warren (pictured) and Carlo Biado topped the men's 9-ball pool doubles event. Photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Hohmann denies Gabica for world 9-ball crown

Sep 14, 2013 - 6:39 PM

Thorsten Hohmman downed Gaga Gabica for the World 9 Ball Championships title

FROM BEHIND. Hohmann trailed before coming back to beat Gabica. Photo by EPA.